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Speeding Ticket Attorney in Middlesex County

Chances are that you or somebody you know has been issued a speeding ticket at some point. The many busy highways throughout the state in addition to New Jersey’s infamous rush hour traffic leads to a heightened occurrence rate of speeding and other traffic violations. The punishment for a speeding ticket is determined by the driver’s top speed, as well as how fast the car was traveling in excess of the speed limit. It is important to understand that an exceedingly high speed can result in a license suspension and even the possibility of jail time. While most speeding violations are relatively minor, multiple violations will add up to serious points on a driving record. This leads to an increase in your car insurance rates and ultimately, to a license suspension.

At William Proetta Criminal Law our traffic ticket lawyers have successfully represented clients against thousands of charges and motor vehicle violations over the years including countless speeding charges. With an office in Edison, we service clients throughout Middlesex County and New Jersey, including New Brunswick, Milltown, Edison, Piscataway, Sayreville, Monroe, South Amboy, East Brunswick, Perth Amboy, and South Plainfield. Contact our office today at (732) 659-9600 for a free initial consultation about your case with an experienced traffic defense lawyer.

New Jersey Speeding Law N.J.S.A. 39:4-98

The statute in New Jersey which regulates speeding violations is N.J.S.A. 39:4-98. It states that a motorist must operate their motor vehicle at a certain listed speed designated by the surrounding population density unless an alternative speed limit has been approved by the appropriate State, County and/or Municipal authority. The statute, in pertinent part, has been provided below for your convenience.

a. Twenty-five miles per hour, when passing through a school zone during recess, when the presence of children is clearly visible from the roadway, or while children are going to or leaving school, during opening or closing hours;

b. (1) Twenty-five miles per hour in any business or residential district; or (2) Thirty-five miles per hour in any suburban business or residential district;

c. Fifty miles per hour in all other locations, except as otherwise provided in the “Sixty-Five MPH Speed Limit Implementation Act, N.J.S. 39:4-98.3.

Penalties for NJ Speeding Tickets

1 – 14 mph over the speed limit 2 points
15 – 29 mph over the speed limit 4 points
30 mph or more over the speed limit 5 points

The above chart enumerates the points you will be assessed if found guilty or by pleading guilty to speeding. It is important to be aware of the fact that in New Jersey, if you obtain 12 points on your license, the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission may administratively suspend it. Many out-of-state drivers from New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and elsewhere who received an NJ speeding ticket are unaware that these points apply to them. However, points accrued on a New Jersey roadway may transfer to your home state in many circumstances in accordance with N.J.S.A 39:4-9.1. This statute states that New Jersey will exchange details of an out-of-state driver’s speeding ticket with other states through a reciprocity agreement. Additionally, if you are caught driving in excess of 30 mph over the speed limit or in excess of 90 mph in general, then you will likely be charged with Reckless Driving in addition to a speeding charge. Furthermore, speeding violations occurring in 65 mph zones or construction zones are subject to doubled fines.

Contact Middlesex County Speeding Defense Attorneys for a Free Consultation

Contact our office at (732) 659-9600 for a free consultation with an experienced speeding ticket defense lawyer. Bear in mind that if you are an out-of-state resident who received a New Jersey speeding ticket we can appear in municipal court on your behalf and resolve the case by affidavit so you do not have to worry about the stress and inconvenience of travelling to the municipal court in the town where your speeding ticket was issued.